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Equipe 84Equipe 84 ... LP
Vedette/Contempo (Italy), 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
Great beat group sounds from the 60s Italian scene – a debut set from 1965, and one that wasn't far behind the sound of London at the time! Eqiupe 84 sing in Italian, but draw plenty of inspiration from the Anglo world – including a very tuneful approach to their music that's equal parts Brit Invasion and Sunset Strip – served up with a slightly more garagey sound overall, which really keeps things interesting! Instrumentation is never too complex, but has some nice intensity at times – and the album features Italian covers of "Tell Me", "Don't Worry Baby", "Farmer John", and "So Tired Of Waiting For You" – plus the tracks "Papa E Mamma", "La Den Da Da", "Prima Di Cominciare", and "Se Credit A Quello Che". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus poster too!)

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John HowardCan You Hear Me OK? (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/RPM (UK), 1975/1978. New Copy ... $3.99
A sweet collection of 70s soft rock by John Howard – produced by Biddu with some really nice sprawling touches! Can You Hear Me OK wasn't really given it's proper due by CBS records at the time, as the label was gearing to move into the disco era – and it's a real shame, as the record stands up a whole lot better than some of the more poorly dated soft rock of the era! Tracks include "19th September", "Frightened Now", "Two People In The Morning", "You Keep Me Steady", "Finally Adored", "Can You Hear Me OK?", "Missing You", "Play Me A Love Song" and more, plus four later bonus tracks produced by Trevor Horn – produced with a bit more of the tighter disco-derived sound the label was undoubtedly fishing for! "I Can Breath Again", "You Take My Breath Away", "Don't Shine Your Light" and "Baby Go Now". The CD is also enhanced – with an original promo video clip! CD

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Bruce JohnstonSurfers' Pajama Party ... CD
Del-Fi/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
A pre-Beach Boys gem from Bruce Johnston – and definitely the party promised in the title! We're not sure about the pajamas, though – because things are so romping, nobody's sure to get any sleep – as Johnston and crew cook things up with a great mix of garage and surf, and maybe a dose of Memphis soul too – loads of gritty guitars, rumbling rhythms, and a slightly sinister sound that hints at the changes to come on the Sunset Strip! Johnston sings a bit on the record – in a rough style that's more influenced by R&B than the sweet harmonies of his later group – and the recording has a "live in studio" quality that really keeps things on edge throughout. A surprising gem – with cuts that include "What'd I Say", "Surfer Stomp", "Ramrod", "Last Night", "Surfer's Delight", and "Mashin The Popeye". CD

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Led ZeppelinCoda (deluxe 3LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Swan Song, 1982. Near Mint- 3LP (reissue)... $42.99
The title's an apt one – given that the record was the end of the tremendous run of records from Led Zeppelin – issued after the death of legendary drummer John Bomham – but the set's also way more than just an endpoint, as many of the tracks return to the group's beginning – and bring back unheard sounds from early 70s sessions! There's a nice criss-crossing of styles here – from the rawness of the earliest records, to the refined complexity of the mid 70s – and the album's way more than just an afterthought to the catalog – and is filled with great cuts that include the Bonham showpiece "Bonzo's Montreux", plus "We're Gonna Groove", "Poor Tom", "I Can't Quit You Baby". "Wearing And Tearing", and "Ozone Baby". 3LP set features 15 more bonus tracks – including "Four Hands Four Sticks", "Friends (Bombay Orchestra)", "St Tristan's Sword (rough mix)", "We're Gonna Groove (alt mix)", "If It Keeps On Raining (rough mix)", "Baby Come On Home", "Walter's Walk (rough mix)", "Travelling Riverside Blues (BBC session)", "Hey Hey What Can I Do", and "Poor Tom (instrumental mix)". The extra stuff is really amazing – almost worth the record for the two Bombay Orchestra tracks, which mix Indian music in with a Led Zep groove – and the excellent instrumental of "Poor Tom". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Coda ... LP 11.99

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John MayallBack To The Roots ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
John Mayall's definitely getting back to his roots here – and he's also getting help from an all-star cast as well! Mayall's vocals and piano are in fine form – almost with a rough-edged Blues Breakers sort of vibe, but sometimes a bit funkier too – in ways that strongly show the evolution of the older Brit blues groove into some hipper, more soul-drenched territory. Players on the record are a range of familiar names – including Eric Clapton on guitar, Johnny Amond on sax and flute, Harvey Mandel on guitar, Sugarcane Harris on violin, and Keef Hartley on some especially nice drums. Titles include "Prisons On The Road", "Groupie Girl", "My Children", "Home Again", "Blue Fox", "Boogie Albert", "Unanswered Questions", "Goodbye December", "Force Of Nature", and "Dream With Me". CD also features bonus tracks too – including "Accidental Suicide (1988 rmx)", "Force Of Nature (1988 rmx)", "Boogie Albert (1988 rmx)", "Television Eye (1988 rmx)", "Looking At Tomorrow (1988 rmx)", "Mr Censor Man (1988 rmx)", and "Home Again (1988 rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet and insert. Cover has a cut corner.)

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John StewartCalifornia Bloodlines ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good- ... $4.99
A late 60s studio folk gem from John Stewart – best known as a writer, having penned material for the Kingston Trio and "Daydream Believer" for the Monkees – stepping forward really well with this unfussy, but fairly impeccable set for Capitol! It was recorded in Nashville with some of the musicians who sat behind Dylan on Nashville Skyline – the Kenneth Buttrey drums and the Lloyd Green steel are always welcome to these ears – and John's voice and songs share a folksy, but down-to-earth sensibility that's exudes warmth from every pore. Hardly as well remembered as many of the folk-country-rock albums of the era, but it should be! Titles include "California Bloodlines", "Razorback Woman", "She Believes In Me", "Omaha Rainbow", "The Pirates Of Stone County Road", "Mother County", "Some Lonesome Picker", "Missouri Birds", "July You're A Woman", "Never Goin Back Down" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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VariousBobby Gillespie Presents Sunday Mornin Comin Down ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A totally amazing mix of music – one that's bound to blow you away, even if you think you know what it's all about! Bobby Gillespie is best known as the driving force behind Primal Scream, but he's also got a hell of an ear for sounds from the late 60s and early 70s – particularly spacey, trippy tracks that still sound revolutionary all these many years later! But what's really revolutionary is the way that Bobby stacks them together – in a sonic progression that seems to make the individual songs resonate even more in the company of each other – like that rare moment when a special DJ gets things totally right, and has you stunned at each new track as the whole thing rolls along. The huge track list is complemented by some great notes, too – track by track essays that explain the nature of each tune, and its place in the set. Titles include "Midnight Cowboy" by John Barry, "As We Go Along" by The Monkees, "Willin" by Little Feat, "Phantasmagoria In Two" by Tim Buckley, "War In Peace" by Alexander Skip Spence, "May The Circle Remain Unbroken" by 13th Floor Elevators, "Ice People" by Link Wray, "Breathe On Me" by Ronnie Wood, "Precious Memories" by Willie Nelson, "Wild Mountain Thyme" by The Byrds, "Born To Be With You" by Dion, and three great Beach Boys cuts – "Till I Die (alt mix)", "Forever (acapella mix)", and "You're Welcome". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDylan, Cash & The Nashville Cats – A New Music City ... CD
Legacy, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A far-reaching, pretty incredible compilation of legendary tracks and surprising wildcard choices alike, recorded in Nashville in the late 60s and early 70s with the cream of the crop of top notch Music City studio musicians – really showing the creative dexterity of those Nashville Cats! Studious fans of music from the period know the studio musicians in Nashville were a heck of a lot more than just country music cogs in the wheel. Listen beyond the vocals and you hear the most intuitive, brilliant playing – whether they're being called to hold a steady waltz pattern or color in subtle strains of soul, or even psychedelia – and this wildly diverse set is a testament. It's titled Dylan, Cash & The Nashville Cats because so many acts clamored to record with the geniuses behind the scenes in Nashville in the wake of paradigm shifting recordings like Dylan's Blonde On Blonde, and Dylan & Cash's then surprising camaraderie, and it's also in conjunction with a great Country Music Hall Of Fame exhibit. 36 tracks on 2CDs: "Absolutely Sweet Marie" by Dylan, the sample classic "Stone Fox Chase" by Area Code 615, "Turn Around" by The Beau Brummels, "Hickory Wind" by The Birds, "Some Of Shelly's Blues" by The Monkees, "Behind That Locked Door" by Ringo Starr, "Crazy Mama" by JJ Cale, "Matchbox" by Derek & The Dominos with Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins (Live on The Johnny Cash Show), "A Six Pack To Go" by Leon Russell, "The Way I Feel" by Gordon Lightfoot, "Harpoon Man" by Charlie McCoy & The Escorts, "It Ain't Me Babe" by Johnny Cash and much more. Includes a thick booklet of notes, too – truly a top notch, worthy tribute to the unsung heroes behind the recordings! CD

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✨✧ CCSTap Turns On The Water – The CCS Story (CCS/CCS II/Best Band In The Land/Singles) ... CD
RAK/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from CCS – a jazz-rock big band led by UK blues rocker Alexis Korner, arranged by Brit easy maestro John Cameron, and produced to full strength by the legendary Mickie Most! The group had a sound that was really great – with lots of fuzzy guitars up front in the mix, supported by a larger, fuller blend of horns, funky bass, and drums. The sound was a more rock-based take on styles that had been showing up on late 60s soundtracks and 70s sound library albums – but which is served up here with a more straightforward punch that makes for plenty of guitar-based funky moments. A few tracks get a bit bluesier – in keeping with Korner's heritage – but the whole set grooves pretty darn nicely – and this 2CD package features the entire RAK albums by the group – three album's worth of material, plus tracks from singles too! Titles include "Boom Boom", "Walking", "Dos Cantos", "Sunrise", "Living In The Past", "Black Dog", "Tap Turns On The Water", "Sixteen Tons", "If I Never Sing Another Song", "City", "This Is My Love", "Whole Lotta Rock & Roll", "Our Man In London", "Memphis", "Hurricane Coming", "Hang It On Me", and "Lola". CD

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✨✧ MotorheadMotorhead (clear & black swirled vinyl pressing) ... LP
Drastic Plastic, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
In case you stumbled upon the wrong record, they are Motorhead and they play rock n' roll! This is pre-Ace Of Spades, groundwork-paving, gnarly, primitive and incendiary Motorhead – too loud and fast for mainstream rockers, too menacing for fancy lads of all stripes, too gutteral and nasty even for most early metal fans – the world just didn't know what to make of Lemmy & co. They'd catch up, eventually. Titles include "Motorhead", "Vibrator", "Lost Johnny", "Iron Horse/Born To Lose"., "White Line Fever", "Keepers On The Road", our second favorite version of "Train Kept A Rollin'" (sorry, Aerosmith) and "The Watcher". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies.)

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✨✧ VariousBobby Gillespie Presents Sunday Mornin Comin Down ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally amazing mix of music – one that's bound to blow you away, even if you think you know what it's all about! Bobby Gillespie is best known as the driving force behind Primal Scream, but he's also got a hell of an ear for sounds from the late 60s and early 70s – particularly spacey, trippy tracks that still sound revolutionary all these many years later! But what's really revolutionary is the way that Bobby stacks them together – in a sonic progression that seems to make the individual songs resonate even more in the company of each other – like that rare moment when a special DJ gets things totally right, and has you stunned at each new track as the whole thing rolls along. The huge track list is complemented by some great notes, too – track by track essays that explain the nature of each tune, and its place in the set. Titles include "Midnight Cowboy" by John Barry, "As We Go Along" by The Monkees, "Willin" by Little Feat, "Phantasmagoria In Two" by Tim Buckley, "War In Peace" by Alexander Skip Spence, "May The Circle Remain Unbroken" by 13th Floor Elevators, "Ice People" by Link Wray, "Breathe On Me" by Ronnie Wood, "Precious Memories" by Willie Nelson, "Wild Mountain Thyme" by The Byrds, "Born To Be With You" by Dion, and three great Beach Boys cuts – "Till I Die (alt mix)", "Forever (acapella mix)", and "You're Welcome". CD
Also available Bobby Gillespie Presents Sunday Mornin Comin Down ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ VariousIt's Zimmerman's World We Just Live In It ... CD
Pet Records, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A freewheelin' compilation of obscure, groovy Bob Dylan knockoff singles from the mid 60s – pretty wild stuff! It's got a few numbers by singers who so totally and so brazenly imitate Dylan's vocal mannerisms, they almost sound like weird, mirror image, bizarro world songs by the man himself – and many more that kind of do their own thing, albeit with Dylan-esque lyrical imagery – all of it very well produced and performed. It's not all by complete unknowns (how does it feeeeeeeeellllll???), with a track by Tommy Boyce of Boyce & Hart and Monkees songwriting fame, Gary Usher cohort Dick Campbell and others, but most of it is cool & strange stuff by folks we've never heard of – with material ranging from chiming folk rock to surrealistic psych pop! Includes "Breaking Your Balloon" by Johnny Cymbal, "Leaving It All Behind" by The Toads, "Gotta Turn Myself On, Babe" by TJ Black, "Come Free My Mind" by Darrell Cotton, "Thank You Babe" by The Changin' Times, "Pretty Thing (Your Out Of Sight)". CD

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✨✧ Led ZeppelinCoda (deluxe 3LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Swan Song, 1982. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The title's an apt one – given that the record was the end of the tremendous run of records from Led Zeppelin – issued after the death of legendary drummer John Bomham – but the set's also way more than just an endpoint, as many of the tracks return to the group's beginning – and bring back unheard sounds from early 70s sessions! There's a nice criss-crossing of styles here – from the rawness of the earliest records, to the refined complexity of the mid 70s – and the album's way more than just an afterthought to the catalog – and is filled with great cuts that include the Bonham showpiece "Bonzo's Montreux", plus "We're Gonna Groove", "Poor Tom", "I Can't Quit You Baby". "Wearing And Tearing", and "Ozone Baby". 3LP set features 15 more bonus tracks – including "Four Hands Four Sticks", "Friends (Bombay Orchestra)", "St Tristan's Sword (rough mix)", "We're Gonna Groove (alt mix)", "If It Keeps On Raining (rough mix)", "Baby Come On Home", "Walter's Walk (rough mix)", "Travelling Riverside Blues (BBC session)", "Hey Hey What Can I Do", and "Poor Tom (instrumental mix)". The extra stuff is really amazing – almost worth the record for the two Bombay Orchestra tracks, which mix Indian music in with a Led Zep groove – and the excellent instrumental of "Poor Tom". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Coda ... LP 11.99
Coda (deluxe 3LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 42.99

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✨✧ VariousCosmic Country (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Warner (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Not the kind of country music you'd hear from the mainstream of Nashville, and instead a really cool collection of underground work from a variety of US scenes at the end of the 60s – most with the kind of trippy currents you'd expect from the "cosmic" in the title! Lots of the work here shows the breaking influence of country on the LA scene, but other tracks also show the trippier influences of that scene on the south as well – especially the spots where longer hair and headier attitudes were not only tolerated, but encouraged in the process of making music! The set's a really unique approach to this period, and draws together so many different strands we wouldn't have thought of – creating a rich tapestry of sounds that includes "Sam Stone" by John Prine, "Catch The Wind" by Vern Gosdin, "Close The Door Lightly" by The Dillards, "Dance Dance Dance" by Crazy Horse, "Deep Water" by Beau Brummels, "Cowboy Movie" by David Crosby, "I Wonder If I Care As Much" by The Everly Brothers, "Truck Stop Girl" by Little Feat, "From A Silver Phial" by Gene Clark, "Some Of Shelly's Blues" by The Monkees, "Wallflower" by Doug Sahm, "Do Right Woman Do Right Man" by Delaney & Bonnie, "$1000 Wedding" by Gram Parsons, "Jesus In 3/4 Time" by John David Souther, and "Pretend I Never Happened" by Willie Nelson. 2LP set has 23 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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